Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Your Small Space Home Office

Whether you use your home office to work remotely or just as a place to keep track of bills and family schedules, it can be a wonderful addition to your home. It’s even possible to create a fully functional home office in a small space, if you follow these tips.
Hide-away office – Do you have a spare closet or empty pantry? These are actually great spaces for your home office. Just add a small desk, and then affix shelving or wall cubbies above it. When not in use, just shut the door and your office is out of sight.
Divvy it up – If you don’t have a spare closet or pantry, consider using a screen or room divider to carve a small office out of a larger room.
Jazz it up – Your home office does not need to be boring. Paint the walls your favorite color, and add decorative pieces that are functional as well. Keep you desk clear, and add pizzazz to your wall, with attractive storage for pens, pencils and other office supplies. A bulletin board with bins is a great way to keep important papers and notes at hand.
Let there be light – Natural light that is. If you are going to be spending quite a bit of time in this office, consider adding a skylight or window to the space so it doesn’t feel shut in or dark.
Draw the curtains – Give yourself a little more space by removing the door to the closet and using curtains to close it off.
Small wall real estate – If you don’t have a closet you can convert or a room to be partitioned off, but do have another small area available, consider an armoire or secretary desk. They can house most of your home office accessories and come in different sizes and styles. For extra storage, add shelving above the piece.

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Lonnie Snyder
Keller Williams Realty Southeast Sound
Phone:  206-406-2710           

Lonnie Snyder is a full time real estate agent and REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty specializing in Residential Real Estate for buyers and sellers in Washington's Kent, Renton, Newcastle and South Bellevue.